Robots - the next generation's computers?

PULLMAN, Wash. – The idea of household robotics may seem far-fetched, but one researcher at Washington State University sees many parallels between the status of robotics today and computers in the early 1980s.

In 1982, a little over 8 percent of American households had access to computers. In 2012, that number had jumped to nearly 80 percent.

 

Knowledge transfer: Computers teach each other Pac-Man

March 27, 2014

PULLMAN,Wash.–Researchers in Washington State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have developed a method to allow a computer to give advice and teach skills to another computer in a way that mimics how a real teacher and student might interact.
 

Bangladesh electric board looks to WSU to expand expertise

By Alyssa Patrick, College of Engineering & Architecture

March 5, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – A group from Bangladesh traveled halfway across the world to learn to better develop electrification in their country from Washington State University experts in power engineering.

“We are working for the villagers,” said Abdul Aziz, executive engineer with his country’s Rural Electrification Board (REB), whose members will spend several weeks in Pullman. “We are learning methods at WSU that will help us bring the villagers better service and an improved distribution system.”

Without the REB and other electricity boards, the agriculture-based rural communities would not have electricity, he said.

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